Jose Ramírez vs. Richard Commey – Preview for this Saturday, March 25 on ESPN
Via Knitting Ambrosio: Jose Ramirez and Richard Commey will be headlines on ESPN this Saturday, March 25, in a 12-round lightweight competition at the Save Mart Center in Fresno, California.
The Ramirez-Commey card will be shown on ESPN, ESPN Deportes, and ESPN+, starting at 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT.
Former WBC & WBO 140 lb champion Ramirez (27-1, 17 KOs) needed an impressive performance against 36-year-old former IBF lightweight champion Commey (30-4-1, 27 KOs) to show fans see that he is not a fighter shootas what seems to be the case judging from his last three battles.
This is an important game for Ramirez because if he doesn’t look impressive against an opponent of this level it shows that he is not going to be world champion again and he is heading to the void.
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Why did Ramirez refuse to fight Prograis for the title?
Ramirez, 30, has received tons of criticism from fans for turning down a guaranteed title fight against the 140 lb WBC champion Regis . Program.
According to Ramirez, he didn’t like money in a clash with Prograis, so instead, he played Commey in a match without a belt and even less money. When you see Ramirez turn down a title, it shows you where his career is headed.
It’s hard not to see Ramirez’s actions as stupid because if he believed he could beat Prograis, he would have gone into the fight and made more money than he did against Commey. .
On top of that, Ramirez has the potential to win the WBC lightweight belt if he beats Prograis.
With that said, Ramirez could have been completely dominated by Prograis and possibly eliminated, so he made the right move by rejecting what would almost certainly end badly for him.
Ramirez hasn’t looked well since his sixth-round knockout win over Maurice Hooker in 2019, four years ago against an average boxer.
Before that fight, Ramirez defeated Jose Zepeda by a controversial 12-round majority decision. Many boxing fans who witnessed that bout gave Zepeda a comfortable win, as he beat Ramirez, taking advantage of his forward-leaning, forward fighting style to knock out. him out.
Richard Commey doesn’t look good
Commey has been struggling lately, winning just one of his last four since 2019. He lost his IBF lightweight belt with a second-round knockout to Teofimo Lopez in December 2019 and was then defeated by Vasily Lomachenko in the 12th round by a one-way decision. in December 2021.
Commey could have been knocked out by Lomachenko if Loma hadn’t been gentle after injuring him in the seventh round. The match looked like a practice match, with Lomachenko easily knocking Commey and still overwhelming him.
In Commey’s last game, he drew a 10-round draw with Jose Pedraza last August. You could say it was a morale win for Commey because he didn’t lose, but how happy can he be with a draw?